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4Rumor: Ashanti is Joining the Black Eyed Peas

Photo: The Black Eyed Peas at iHeartRadio, September 23, 2011

This summer, the Black Eyed Peas announced they were going on hiatus. “This isn’t going to be the last time you’ll see us,” Fergie promised.

And I guess that was true, technically…!

MediaTakeOut has a hot, unconfirmed tip—take it or leave it—that Fergie is leaving the Black Eyed Peas. I know!!!

But that isn’t all, you guys. Rumor also has it, the Black Eyed Peas have a replacement already lined up: Grammy-award winning singer Ashanti.

Obviously, if all this is true, it is such a bad move on Fergie’s part—Fergie is inimitable!—but I can totally respect that she wants to start a family.

And good on Ashanti! Wow! She’s kept a really low profile these last few years, and the Black Eyed Peas could honestly jumpstart her career again. In the meantime, the Black Eyed Peas are getting mmmmaybe a little stale, and Ashanti could be just the dose of ready talent they need.

November 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Jenn

2Watch This: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Milk a Goat

Photo: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux milk a goat in 'Wanderlust'

If I’m not mistaken—AND I SELDOM AM—Jennifer Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux first met on the set of Wanderlust. And when I see them together with the, uh, the goat (pictured), I can finally understand how those sparks first flew.

I am pretty excited about Wanderlust. Maybe the trailer itself is a little lackluster, but the movie is directed by David Wain, through whose veins run pure absurdist gold. (Sorry, I can damn near recite Wet Hot American Summer from heart.) Plus, it stars Paul Rudd! Hmmmm. Now that I think of it, Jen and Paul also costarred in The Object of My Affection—not that anybody remembers the mid-90s anymore. Ah, well.

Anyway, check out the trailer. I spy Ken Marino and Kerri Kenney (both “The State” alumni), and shapeshifting Justin Theroux is nigh unrecognizable as a member of a commune:

(Image via CNN.)

November 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Jenn

5Quotables: Olivia Munn Used to be Lisa Munn, Also Isn’t Very Nice LIKE I SAID

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“I used to date Olivia Munn, I’ll be honest with everyone here. But when she was ‘Lisa.’ She wasn’t Asian back then. She was hanging out on my set of ‘After the Sunset,’ I banged her a few times, but I forgot her. Because she changed her name. I didn’t know it was the same person and so when she auditioned for me for a TV show, I forgot her, she got pissed off, and so she made up all these stories about me eating shrimp and masturbating in my trailer. And she talked about my shortcomings.”

Director Brett Ratner on sleeping with Olivia before she “made it big” in Hollywood. This probably happened right after the whole I-had-no-friends-in-school thing that was proven wrong by one of our lovely readers.

Brett’s comments, of course, were in response to insinuations in Olivia’s book, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, where she talked of sleeping with a “bigwig” Hollywood director who was nothing more than “a grown man in an oversized shirt holding his undersized manhood in hands glistening with shrimp fat.”

Classy, classy lady.

November 4, 2011 at 11:30 am by Sarah

1Listen Up: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Our Day Will Come’

Oh Amy. How I miss you, but this? This is just no good. I don’t mean to speak of your posthumously-released music all ill and what not, but you could have done so much better than this. ‘Frank’? ‘Back to Black’? Do those names ring a bell? While the sound is definitely you, despite its weird Edward Scissorhands-like vibes, it’s just not the same, but then, a lot of the stuff you released in your later years just wasn’t that great. We’d all hoped you’d make a grand return after a few tumultuous years, but … well, it just didn’t happen.

RIP, girl.

November 4, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Filed Under: Amy Winehouse

11Kim Kardashian’s Not Giving the Ring Back

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Once upon a time there was a girl named Sarah, and that girl was engaged to this guy, like, a decade ago. After what some might call a “mistake” of a relationship for a large variety of reasons, the girl broke up with the guy and moved on with her life. But that engagement ring, given on a past Christmas Eve, sat in her jewelry box, burning a hole through its bottom and into the dresser it sat upon. She thought it was pretty and stuff, but knew she had no reason to keep it, and so she decided to give it back. (She actually threw it at him a week after deciding she didn’t want it anymore. Heard he had a hard time finding it, too.) Sarah never saw her former fiance ever again.

A few years after that, Sarah took a day job as a manager at a call center. She hated the job, but liked all of the people she worked with. Especially this one girl; she was totally cool. One day, Sarah’s new-ish friend came into work all aglow with excitement and happiness. Sarah’s new-ish friend had gotten engaged the night before! All excited for her friend, Sarah asked to see the ring. When Sarah saw the ring, a funny chord was struck and she realized that her friend’s ring looked really, really familiar. Because Sarah’s friend was such a new friend, she didn’t really know much about her background, who she dated, or anything else beyond the fact that they worked at the same place and her friend lived about an hour away. On a whim, Sarah asked her friend if she had a photo of her fiance, and boy did she ever. As it turns out, *Sarah’s new friend was engaged to Sarah’s old fiance and happened to be wearing Sarah’s old engagement ring as her own.

So maybe that’s why Kim Kardashian‘s not giving the ring back – maybe she’s just so concerned that it’s going to wind up on some other girl’s finger one day, and then she won’t be The One Girl Who Got the 20 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring That One Time anymore. Or, you know, maybe she’s just a classless hoe. I’d like to go out on a limb thinking the latter, me.

*Sarah’s new friend eventually found out about her then-fiance’s, um, “frugality,” and later ended breaking up with him for possibly-related (or who knows, unrelated) reasons. The end!

November 4, 2011 at 9:30 am by Sarah

0Morning Wood

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Kim Kardashian made Kris Humphries a gazillionaire. [The Superficial]

Sarah Jessica Parker pales in comparison. [Lainey Gossip]

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston are doing a movie now. Perfect. [Huff Po]

Reese Witherspoon‘s WEAK. [Cele|bitchy]

Hollywood’s most overpaid stars. [Starpulse]

Conan the minister? [The Frisky]

Scarlett Johansson tokes up. [Yeeeah]

Jimmy Fallon spoofs Justin Bieber. [INFDaily]

Beyonce carries a baby in her colon. [Amy Grindhouse]

The Grammy nomination concert list of performers. [LA Times]

The new Bond girl. [The Superficial]

November 4, 2011 at 8:30 am by Sarah
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